Ivelisse Vélez (a/k/a Sofia Cortez), who was released from her WWE developmental contract late last week, is disputing reports that her termination stemmed from a perceived "attitude problem." We reported over the weekend that several sources in Florida Championship Wrestling state that Vélez believed her talent level did not correspond with her position in the organization and had been vocal about not being promoted to the main roster. The Puerto Rican grappler took to Twitter to dispute the online claims, which she labeled as "lies."
"It amazes me & breaks my <3 to have people says lies about me. Im 1 of the most humble person you'll ever meet. I & my people know #DaTrut," Vélez wrote Sunday. "So for the record: #No I DONT have an attitude or ego problem. #No Im NOT going to go on a rant & bad mouth @WWE. But #Yes I got screwed."
She continues, "Regardless though.. I am still endlessly grateful for all opportunities trusted upon me by @WWE during my time there. #CaseClosed."
Vélez also said her message in Spanish: "Clarifico: #No No tengo problemas de actitud o ego. #No No divulgare nada negativo sobre @WWE . Pero #Si Fue una injusticia hacia mi. Sea lo que sea.. Aun estoy mil veces agradecida por todas las oportunidades que @WWE confio en mi. #CasoCerrado."
She also re-tweeted a message stating, "I dont believe you had an attitude. I believe is that you were confident in your abilities and wanted to prove yourself."
Vélez reiterated her stance on being "screwed" by WWE to fellow firee A.W., who too was released by the organization last week. She wrote to him, "I got screwed too bro. #IFeelYaPain."
The fact that she re-tweeted a fan message that she was "confident in her abilities and wanted to prove herself" seems to indicate she was very high on herself. With that being said, the source noted that although she had been receiving rave reviews for her in-ring work, she had a bad attitude and thought she was much better than the rest of the FCW "Divas". She was very vocal about telling people she would be on the main roster sooner than later and had been overheard telling other talents that she'd be on television soon instead of being "stuck" in a developmental league training. Basically, she thought she was above that and didn't need to be there. We stand by that story.